Hi there. I'm hoping to upgrade my CPU, Motherboard and Video card here soon. I've decided on getting an Intel i7 920. I don't know exactly which video card I'm going to get yet, but I'm sure it will be in the nVidia 200 category.
I currently have:
nVidia 7950 GX2 Video Card
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.67 6700 2.66Ghz CPU
Intel D975XBXLKR Socket 775 Motherboard
OCZ 700w GameXStream Power Supply
3 GB OCZ XTC 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz RAM
Apevia X Pleasure case. http://www.cybertronpc.com/Itemdesc~ic~CAS-APV-XPLBK5W~...
I don't know if this case will fit the motherboard, or if it covers pretty much any motherboard I might get.
I will probably mildly overclock the CPU. I have heard that I should be getting a x58 motherboard, but other than that, I need recommendations as to which brand and type and why.
I will probably be getting 12GB of DDR3 Ram with the purchase, and altogether I'm hoping to get motherboard, video card, CPU, aftermarket fan, and RAM for $1000 ish.
well what ive seen so far from all the I7 boards.. is alot of people get DOA's and northbridge n bios problems... this problem occurs on all of the boards for reasons im unsure of..
the asus rampage gene II (it has a built in HD sound card.. but its onboard, not a risercard so its not as good, but its better than the other i7 boards sound cards) and it has problems with keeping the northbridge cool.. it tends run quite hot.. and we all know what happens when you got heat problems with anything graphics related lol.
asus P6T deluxe V2 can handle higher memory OCs.. and the north bridge is actually quite cool.. so it can handle the OC of the graphics cards.. it has a lot of gadgets for OC'ing which are pretty neat to play with..
i cant say much about the other boards out there for i havent read enough yet.. but please inform me of your decision.. for im trying to find one too